You can’t just use it once—after my first use of the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Toothbrush, I was hooked! My teeth have never felt and looked so clean, without the pain and cost of seeing a dentist, that is. I’ve been converted—I’ve made the switch!
What am I especially impressed with? I like the thought of our brush heads being tucked away in the UV Sanitizer. This toothbrush has multiple options for use—I have started using it after lunchtime (when I’m home—though I could take it with me to work if I had a more private washroom I could use) on the ‘Refresh’ 1 minute cycle. The ‘Sensitive’ cycle is also especially nice. I’ll have to remember to go through the ‘Gum Care’ and ‘Massage’ cycles, regularly, too. A minor feature that I also like is the fact that the blue holder inside the UV Sanitizer is removable for washing!
I admit, I like the thought of geeking out, using this fancy tech gadget to clean my teeth. Of course, I feel extra geeky using this toothbrush because of obvious (to me) comparisons between this Sonic Toothbrush and the Sonic Screwdriver from the classic UK show Dr. Who. I mean, Dr. Who fans will know that that screwdriver can do anything, and I can’t really see the Dr. using a dated, manual toothbrush, do you?
So, what is this UV Sanitizer I mentioned? Well, when you’re done brushing your teeth, you park the little heads inside their UV Sanitizing home—and press the button on top. The process take 10 minutes, and your toothbrushes come out clean and ready to use again.
What is the learning curve like with this? It is pretty easy to get used to using this brush. There is a feature which allows you to get used to it for 2 weeks, only running the brush cycle for 1 minute rather than 2 minutes, but I didn’t really need it. I don’t really like the feeling of the moving brush when the back of it hits a tooth, but it isn’t a major concern. Overall, I have really adjusted to brushing my teeth with this Sonic Toothbrush. There is a feature where you can have it let you know (with a variation on the usual vibration) when 30 seconds have passed, which it will do 3 times, and shut off after the 4th 30 second period. This is great so that you can section your mouth in to 4 parts to ensure you’re spending enough time on each area. Ever the multi-tasker, I like to use the time to do squats or lunges.
The Philips Sonic Toothbrush isn’t just designed for home use! I love that I can easily take this new member of my family with me on my upcoming trip. Honestly, I can’t imagine taking a cheap toothbrush with me. Is it just me, or do you also notice that your teeth feel much less clean when you’re travelling? Maybe it’s all those long hours on planes or in cars, eating all kinds of junk you might not normally eat. I’m looking forward to be able to brush away all that yuckiness at the end of a long day of travelling.
As you can see, this package includes a travel case where you can store your toothbrush, two heads with their little caps on . . .all neatly in the included case. Although the battery will last a long time, if you are going on a long trip you may want to bring the included travel (or non-UV Sanitizer) charging base, seen above.
I would totally recommend you and your friends and family make the switch—ditch your toothbrush for this Sonic Toothbrush when you can afford to do so! I have, personally, wanted this or a similar electric toothbrush for years. I remember constantly eyeing them in different stores, looking out for sales or specials. . . but never totalling committing to the choice. I’m so glad I had this opportunity to test this device out. Greg and I are much happier, because we can put off going to the dentist for cleanings even longer now, right?! (No, really—you should go every 6 months). There are 2 sizes for heads, and you can pick up replacement heads easily from your local drugstore, or order them online.
Congratulations to Stacey D. who won the Sonic Toothbrush in my giveaway, which ended on August 10th! I hope you enjoy making the switch! Feel free to let us know how you’re enjoying it.
Disclosure – I am participating in the PHILIPS SONICARE FLEXCARE+ program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Philips Canada. I received a Sonicare product pack and a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.
stacey dempsey says
thank you sooo much this is going to be great!! my dentist will be very happy too
My husband yesterday told me we should get a sonicare for me. I've been using a cheap battery powered brush and it is so loud it sounds like heavy machinery. 🙂 Great review. Though I've been using the brush for over 6 months my mouth is now rebelling against the vibrations. How is the vibration on the sonicare? is it really gentle or is it on the heavier side that makes your face itch?
I don't find the vibration too bad. I was worried about that when I first got it, too. I know this one is a bit costly, but I like the UV Sanitizer and travel accessories. It isn't too heavy, either—which, I think, some of the battery powered ones are.